Western Smiles Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

We firmly believe that there is no such thing as a silly question, so we welcome any and all of them from our patients. For your convenience, we have included some of these that we regularly hear on this page. But if your question isn’t answered, please give us a call or bring it to your next scheduled dental booking.

We look forward to helping educate you on your oral health.

General Dentistry

Yes, we have space available in our schedule for new patients, and we look forward to welcoming you and your family.

Family playing cricket on beachFamily Dental Services in Mirrabooka

We can provide most of the dental services your family needs at our Mirrabooka, WA dental clinic:

  • Preventive care—check-ups, cleans, digital x-rays, gum health, oral cancer screening
  • General dentistry—gum disease treatment, emergency services
  • Children’s dentistry—examinations, fluoride treatments, dental sealants
  • Cosmetic treatments—veneers, teeth whitening, dental crowns, tooth implants
  • Restorative care—crowns and bridges, dentures and partials, dental implants

If it’s been a while since your last visit to the dentist, and you are feeling apprehensive about the condition of your teeth, we’d like to reassure you that there are no judgments here. We cannot change the past, but we can help re-direct the future by helping you achieve and maintain good oral health.

Help With Dental Anxiety

Don’t let dental anxiety keep you away from routine dental care either. Dr Peter Duke has a unique approach for patients who experience anxiety, and he can help you get the dental care you need and deserve. We also have a therapy dog named Benji to help nervous patients feel more comfortable.

We warmly welcome new patients and their families to Western Smiles Dental Care in Mirrabooka, WA.

We look forward to hearing from you and providing you with quality dental care.

Western Smiles Dental Care adopts the highest of standards of infection control. We take your health and safety as our number one priority. We follow and comply with the Dental Board of Australia's and the Australian Dental Association's policies and guidelines on infection control.

woman smiling in dental chairHighly Trained Staff

Our staff are highly trained and regularly attend infection control courses. Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual audits are carried out to ensure continuous compliance and standards. If you have a specific question, we are happy for you to phone our dental clinic to discuss the matter further or to arrange to have a tour of our sterilising department.

Regardless of whether you are visiting our Mirrabooka, WA dental clinic for a routine examination and clean, or if you are coming here for a more in-depth treatment, you can be ensured about your safety from infection.

Dental Treatments in Mirrabooka

Here are just some of the treatments you can receive with confidence:

  • Cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, tooth-coloured fillings, dental crowns and teeth whitening
  • Emergency services
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures and partials
  • Dental bridges

We want you to feel confident about the safety of the care you receive from Western Smiles Dental Care. By following the most stringent guidelines for infection control, we know we are providing protection for our patients as well as our team members. Your safety is essential, and we take your health seriously.

We Welcome Your Call

To reach one of our experienced team members to chat or to arrange a booking, call us on (08) 9349 3688.

dental xrayThe answer to that question is a resounding yes. Dental technology continues to make great strides, and our Mirrabooka, WA dental surgery incorporates some of the best in leading-edge dentistry to help improve the patient experience.

Modern Dental Technology in Mirrabooka

Here are some examples:

  • Tooth-coloured fillings—Not only do these aesthetically pleasing dental fillings no longer mean you will have grey amalgam in your teeth, but they also require less drilling of the tooth in question. This means a better look in the end—and less time in the dental chair for drilling.
  • Digital x-rays—Not only are digital radiographs safer because they emit less radiation than their traditional film counterparts, but they are quicker and much more efficient. Because the images are digital, they can be enlarged on a computer screen to get a better view. You will be able to see the image and have a clear understanding of your situation after your dentist explains it to you..
  • Panoramic digital OPG x-rays and intra-oral cameras—These are often used in conjunction with digital x-rays to give even more in-depth views of the mouth. This often means dental problems are discovered earlier so that treatment may be less invasive.
  • Intra-Oral Trios digital scanner—This equipment eliminates the need for traditional dental impressions and can be used to construct digitally printed models, bruxism splints and CAD-CAM crowns, bridges and implants.

Find out more about how we are improving your time at the dentist by calling Western Smiles Dental Care to book an appointment.

General dentistry is the routine treatment required to treat simple dental problems. These treatments often include fillings, simple extractions, scaling and cleaning, and more. Most health funds will consist of general dentistry as a category in their policies.

man smiling in dental chairWhat Does a General Dentist Do?

Dr Peter Duke is a skilled and experienced general dentist who wants his patients to sustain optimal oral health. As a general dentist, Dr Duke diagnoses treats and manages his patients' various oral health needs. 

Our General Dentistry Services 

Dr Duke and our team offer the following general dentistry services to patients of all ages: 

  • Complete exams, x-rays, and dental cleans 
  • Tooth-coloured fillings and dental bonding 
  • Root canal therapy and extractions
  • Cosmetic dentistry, such as whitening and veneers 
  • Dental implant placement and restoration
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Periodontal care
  • Preventive education 
  • And more! 

Whatever your dental needs may be, our team at Western Smiles can help you find the best treatment for your needs. 

Family Dental Care in Mirrabooka 

We welcome you to contact our Mirrabooka dental clinic to learn more about our general dentistry services. Western Smiles provides comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages, from children and teens to adults. 

One of our friendly team members will be happy to answer any questions you may have or arrange a dental appointment for you. 

couple using computer to look for right dentistWhen choosing a new dentist for you and your family, there are many factors to consider—including logistics. Finding a dentist that is located convenient to school, work or home often makes it easier to make scheduled bookings, even when lives get busy.

Core Values of Our Clinic

Beyond convenience, however, at Western Smiles Dental Care, we believe you should seek a dentist that has the following core values:

  • An emphasis on excellence and continuing education—Our entire team strives for improvement in all areas, and we are always learning about the latest in leading-edge dentistry. As a QIP accredited dental clinic, we take safety and infection control very seriously.
  • A focus on patient-centred care—This refers not only to the dental care we provide, but we very much care about our patients as people. We treat all of our patients as if they were members of our own families.
  • A positive experience—We have worked hard to create an atmosphere of comfort at our Mirrabooka, WA dental surgery in our modern, clean, state-of-the-art facility. We want you to feel relaxed while you are here.
  • A commitment to optimal oral health—Our patients should enjoy healthy teeth and gums, and they should know how to practise good home care.

We Welcome You to Call Our Mirrabooka Clinic

We welcome your phone calls should you like to have more information about our dental surgery. 

We look forward to caring for you and your smile.

Dr Duke holding QIP certificateCurrently in Western Australia, there is no requirement for dental practices to be accredited. The accreditation process checks and ensures that a dental practice has strict systems and processes in place to improve the safety and quality of care for patients.

QIP Accredited Dental Practice in Mirrabooka

Western Smiles Dental Care is proud to be a QIP accredited dental practice, meaning we have voluntarily adopted the Safety and Quality Health Service Standards into our services. ‘QIP’ stands for Quality Innovation Performance—and we take all three of these concepts very seriously.

Our dental clinic caters specifically to the well-being of our patients by providing high standards of dentistry. As an accredited dental practice, Western Smiles Dental Care regularly undergoes both internal and external audits. Our team is focused on providing excellence in all of the dental services and care we provide.

We Welcome You to Call Our Mirrabooka Clinic

We know you have many Mirrabooka, WA dentists from which to choose, so having accreditation is just another way we can ensure that you and your family can feel confident about the dental care we provide.

If you have any questions about our accreditation or our dental clinic standards, we welcome your phone call. We are happy to provide more details and talk to you about specifics.

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